I am a leader, a whole hearted person that believes in the greater good, a selfless individual, an intellectual young adult, and a brave character, and it is on account of these qualities that I feel Montclair State University is the school for me. Being that I am an individual that has matured intellectually, emotionally, and now has the motivation needed to seek a positive trajectory and path in life, and I believe this school could only help further my growth as a person and strengthen my academic abilities. Writing has always been one of my strong suits and it is the best method I’ve learned as a way to express myself. Growing up, I had a rough childhood, and it was through reading and writing that I learned to better my perspective towards life.
I learned how to adapt to the individual needs of students to provide them the best education. Like students with a communication disorder, many of my students would shy away from activities or tasks because of obstacles. Through these experiences, I watched my students gain the confidence to participate in activities and excel in academics to become successful individuals. As a future Speech Language Pathologist, many qualities that I possess can be improved by furthering my education.
Being an active member within my school community is something that has always been of importance to me. During my time at the University of Rhode Island (URI), I have been heavily involved in many organizations and have held different leadership roles all while excelling in my academics. Since my time at URI I have been a consecutive member of the Dean’s List with a GPA of 3.83. Although I am very passionate about my academics, it is my involvements and leadership roles that make my time so enjoyable. I am s second year Resident Advisor as well as a second year URI 101 Mentor.
I was able to teach my teammates my skills so that they can be able to succeed and learn new skills that they can practice. Having a leadership quality has enabled me to be motivated and be able to achieve anything I start so that I can be able to complete it successfully. It’s always a great feeling in being a leader because you can influence others to always put in their maximum effort in anything they do. I chose to apply to UCF because after receiving many emails and researching this University I realized that this is where I wanted to be, a knight. Also, UCF is only four hours away from home
Through the experience of working as youth leader for freshman connection I have grown as a better leader. To help incoming freshman was incredible experience for me. I joined freshman connection to serve school and defiantly to get knowledge and team building skills out of it, so that it can help me make my college experience better. I think I have achieved all the goals that I wanted to through working as youth leader. Additionally, not only that but also to work on community service project on bullying has really allowed me to serve as teacher helper.
For example, I am an active member of the FPC band. I have met a lot of new people being in that club that helped inspire me to make a bigger impact in my community. As I begin volunteering more time outside of school I realized how much I enjoyed dedicating my time to help those around me. Motivating others to do the same then became my goal for my future. My intelligence and intellect are also very important to me and thus have led me to this situation.
One past leadership position that I held in high school was the presidential seat of National Honor Society. Through this leadership position, I’ve gained communication skills between teachers and fifty students in the organization. I’ve promoted and facilitated community service activities. I’ve also learned to engage actively with colleagues and branch out of my comfort zone, especially when it is something I am passionate about. As the president, I delegate responsibilities to board members that I worked closely with to achieve the organization’s goals.
and I became one of the captains during my senior year. I learn the essence of leadership and what it meant to be a leader for others. I serve as a role model through my diligence and discipline at not only practices and meets, but also during school. I motivated my teammates on and off the mat through my academic excellence. I am now currently the president of the Filipino student association at Houston Baptist University.
Similarly, I would like to serve as a resource to university administration. Having recently been through the same stages in education, current students like me are ideally placed to provide support and guidance to young people at this critical time in their education. I would love to share my stories and experiences with them and listen to and understand them. I believe that I possess many of the qualities that you are looking for in a student ambassador and I will prove to be an asset for the
In all of my Highschool career, I have developed numerous skills whether it be from being head of groups, able to speak in big crowds, and making sure that everyone understood their positions. Starting eighth grade, I had begun my journey by being a part of the Junior National Honor Society and becoming our classes representative, or as others say “Junior High valedictorian”. At this point in my life, I was able to realize that I demonstrated all the characteristics that a leader needed, and I was viewed to students and teachers as a mentor. After I had been promoted to High School, I was ambitious and challenged myself to be a part of Louder Than A Bomb poetry group. Freshman year was the Louder Than A Bombs first year at our High School which caused that year to be the group's building block.
One of the commitments that must be upheld by educators is the commitment to the student. In order to be committed to the student the educator must maintain an appropriate relationship with the students. Within this relationship the educator is to “[discipline] students justly and fairly [in a way that] does not deliberately embarrass or humiliate them” (NC State Board of Education, 1998). Moreover, when obtaining information about the student in a professional setting the educator is to keep such information confidential unless it is deemed appropriate for professional reasons. Similarly, the educator should “[Refuse] to accept significant gifts, favors, or additional compensation that might influence or appear to influence professional decisions or actions” (NC State Board of Education, 1998).
Throughout my high school career, I was forced into many situations where I was challenged to connect with my peers and serve as a role model for future students. Whether it be my involvement in the school marching band, or helping students in community tutoring sessions, I have always made it my goal to better the people around me through my own efforts. Throughout my high school career, I have put forth my best effort to connect with my peers, transform individuals, and make a difference in my community. Joining the school marching band at the beginning of my freshman year of high school was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
I enjoy being a part of something bigger than myself and having the opportunity to impact someone’s life-however small the difference. Personally, I believe that modeling is the most effective way to lead. I try my best to make choices that I know will represent myself and the important aspects of my life(clubs, leadership positions, family, etc.) in a positive way. How will you serve first year students as a resource on campus? Being available and able to be selfless when the time calls is important as a peer mentor.